Coming from various hard rock bands, the members of ARK knew it was time to do something different with music. They wanted to drop all commercial barriers and hard rock clichés, and write whatever came natural. Since the members have had a long history of listening to and playing a broad variety of styles, they felt it necessary to experiment and bounce all their influences together. No rules! This gives ARK a distinctive dynamic sound, a band with a hard edged base, blending intricate rhythmical patterns, a broad spectrum of guitar, a vast melodic structure and wide harmonic ranges. Written as a concept album, the ARK album gives the listener not only a musical journey, but challenges the listener to envision his/her own reality or unreality.
Each member of ARK has had a long international musical career, working with different bands and artists such as:
John Macaluso: TNT, Riot, Powermad (Wild At Heart - David Lynch movie), Spread Eagle, KRS-1, Ours, Alex Masi and Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force.
Tore Østby: Conception and DC Cooper.
Jorn Lande: Vagabond, The Snakes (Bernie Mardsen/Mickey Moody), Millennium and Uli John Roth.
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